No matter how many hours you put in at the gym or how much you avoid cheating on your diet, some people will still see that extra flab of fat hanging around your waist. The hot days of summer are just about long gone and sweating off the fat in the sun will no longer be an option. However, there is still hope for you. It is possible to slim down your waist with CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is an FDA approved, non-surgical alternative to liposuction that utilizes cryolipolysis, a fat freezing technology that safely and effectively reduces unwanted fat cells. There is no need for scalpels, anesthetics or down time following surgery. Rather than a weight loss procedure, CoolSculpting is a spot reducing procedure that contours certain areas of a patient’s body.
How does CoolSculpting Work?
A protective gel is placed over the treated areas and once the patient is ready, the surgeon places the CoolSculpting device on the skin. Combining the effects of a gentle vacuum and deep cooling to treat the area, fat cells below become frozen. Patients may expect to feel cool numbness on treated areas.
Patients are not administered any anesthesia or numbing drugs for treatment, they sit comfortably and have the option to read, watch a movie or use their laptop.
What Areas can CoolSculpting Treat?
Both men and women can treat multiple areas around their midsection as well as other areas of stubborn fat. CoolSculpting can treat the following zones of a body:
- Waist, hips and thighs
- Flanks, love handles and muffin tops
Candidates of CoolSculpting
Ideal candidates of the procedure should be at their target weight loss goal or within 10 to 15 pounds of it. Patients who are healthy and have realistic expectations of treatment are ideal candidates. Those who have small pockets of unwanted fat that are resistant to diet and exercise can remove the fat from their specified areas. It is ideal for patients who have adopted a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
CoolSculpting may not be ideal for those who are obese or in need of losing a significant amount of weight.
Is there a Recovery Period?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that does not need to numb or put patients under anesthesia or medication, so immediately after treatment they can return to their daily routine.
Most patients experience numbness, redness and bruising in treated areas, but the effects are temporary.
Patients are not required to rest or request time off from their schedules, they can return to work or the gym immediately.
What Results can I Expect?
In as little as three weeks after treatment, patients see changes to the treated areas. More results are follow two months after treatment date.
The body will continue to reduce fat cells for up to four months after treatment, and as long as the patient maintains their weight with diet and exercise, results will be long lasting.
According to a study from the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, research shows that cryolipolysis from CoolSculpting was highly effective at reducing localized fat. Popularity of the procedure grew dramatically over the three-year study. Researchers found that the cryolipolysis is safe, effective and provides high patient-satisfaction levels for non-invasive body contouring.
Tips to Keep the Fat Off
To see results last, it is important for patients to maintain their weight or continue reducing it. A physician or nutritionist should be consulted to properly advise what is best to nourish the body while keeping the fat off.
Diet and exercise are great at maintaining the new body contour after treatment. Nutritionists will advise the amount of calories the body needs and what to eat to lose weight. Fat reduction exercises are also beneficial to keep weight from fluctuating.
People do not realize that alcohol contains hundreds of useless calories. Even a casual or social drinker can pack on pounds. By eliminating or cutting down alcohol intake the body will change in appearance and on the scale.
If you are looking for a way to cut those pockets of fat off from your waistline without going under the knife then CoolSculpting was meant for you. Fat cells are frozen and removed from the waist and other areas that do not respond to diet and exercise. Visit Dr. Kayastha in Albany for the best, non-invasive fat reduction method for quick and painless results.